On 23-24 June, EU leaders will focus on economic matters, migration, the EU's Southern Neighbourhood and Croatia's accession to the EU at the summit in Brussels.
The heads of state and government will start the Summit by discussing economic issues. They will take stock of the progress achieved on the six legislative proposals on economic governance, the amendment to the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility) and on the future ESM (European Stability Mechanism), which are part of the EU's comprehensive response to the sovereign debt crisis.
On Friday the European Council will assess implementation of migration policies and will discuss developments in the southern Mediterranean, focusing on Libya, Syria and the Middle East peace process.
The European Council is also expected to call for accession negotiations with Croatia to be concluded by the end of June.
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||Jean-Claude trichet, President of ECB
||Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
||Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
||Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
||SOUNDBITE (in German) Jean-Claude Juncker saying that: Greece must meet its commitments under an EU-IMF bailout programme as there is no alternative plan for its financial difficulties.
||Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister
||Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor
||SOUNDBITE (in German) Angela Merkel saying that: At this summit we will take important decision for the euro zone. That is why we need a serious discussion but also we have to stay together in all situations. It has occurred for Ireland , Portugal and it has to be the same way in Greece . And at the summit, we have to take important decision for the European Permanent Stability Mechanism in order to stabilize the euro, also for the future and the next president of ECB. We need to have relevant and important discussion. That is why an important vote has to take place in the Greek Parliament when the budgetary reform plan from the social government will be presented.
||José Manuel Barroso, EC President
||Dalia Grybauskaité, Lithuanian President
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Dalia Grybauskaité saying that: Europe will take its responsibility with cautiousness. We will propose help to Greece but with strict conditional ties. Greek government needs to accept austerity measure packages, of course without serious damages to its nation. But one thing is very clear, that for decades political elite was behaving unresponsively. And this Greek population now needs to now, because the first who will pay for it are the Greek people and then, European Member countries and our citizens. So this is impossible and we can not allow that in the future such kind of behaviour.
||David Cameron, British Prime Minister
||Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus
||Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Pedro Passos Coelho saying that: I only want to say that I am very confident that Greece will have a window of hope to get out of the present situation to be well succeed in the new program of financial assistance for the next years.
||Frederik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Frederik Reinfeldt saying that: I think it is very important that any Greek politician takes responsibility for that, there is a lot needed to be done in Greece, and do not tell the Greek people that there is an easy way out of this. And I am not saying he is doing that. They will have a discussion on what kind of mixture you should have regarding the measures needed to be done in Greece. And I think we should respect that they need this discussion need to be done. But the other countries in Europe want to see a commitment long term and which is broad based in the Greek Parliament.
||Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative and EC Vice President
||Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in Netherlands) Mark Rutte saying that: The IMF is ready to help, the Europe is ready. Now, it is up to the Greece parliament to show its willingness and approved the budgetary reforms.
||Werner Faymann, Austrian Federal Chancellor
||SOUNDBITE (in German) Werner Faymann saying that: I think what it the most important is that the Greek Prime Minister knows that there is no plan B, C other D. We will stick to the plan A. We have prepared this financial plan. So we have to focus on this plan A.
||José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in French) Yves Leterme, Belgian Prime Minister, saying that: I think that Europe has to take its responsibility and Greece also. But I think that the final decision will be taken by the Eurogroup.
||Iveta Radičová, Slovakian Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Iveta Radičová saying that: Concerning the case of Greece, without consolidation, main reforms, without agreement of all the political spectrum, without privatisation, I think there is no chance to do the next and most important step for the future development.
||Andrus Ansip, Estonian Prime Minister
||Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian Prime Minister
||Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister
||Traian Basescu, Romanian President
||Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
||Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
||SOUNDBITE (in English) George A. Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister, saying that: We should always be prepared in democracy for the will of our deputies and the parliamentary procedure. But I believe that if there is a strong commitment from the European Union, there will also be also a strong commitment from the Greek Parliament at the same time.
||Lawrence Gonzi, Maltese Prime Minister
||Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament
||Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland
||Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister
||Borut Pahor, Slovenian Prime Minister